|Plot Summary of The Lion's Game|
On April 15, 1986 The United States bombed the city of Al Azziziyah, Libya. On that same night, Asad Khalil found his entire family dead in the rubble. From that moment on, Khalil dedicated his life to getting revenge on the United States for killing his family. The United States soon learns that it has created a foe with the cunning of a lion and all the bloodlust of a man.
John Corey is a former NYPD Homicide Detective, now working as a contract agent for the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. Trans-Continental Flight 175 out of Paris is transporting Asad Khalil, Libyan terrorist, to JFK Airport. When Flight 175 arrives, all 300 souls on board are dead, and Asad Khalil is missing in action.
Now, Task Force contract agent John Corey, together with his beautiful new partner, Kate Mayfield begin to follow a trail of smoke and blood across the country in pursuit of Asad Khalil. As the death toll rises each day, Corey and Mayfield embark on a journey that leads them from Washington DC to Los Angeles, and finally to the home of one of America's most beloved leaders. The Lion is on a journey to avenge the deaths of his entire family, and it is up to John Corey and Kate Mayfield to stop him.
This synopsis report prepared by Jason King
A young Libyan comes to America to avenge the death of his family. His family was killed during the 1986 bombing raid of Libya by American Air Force pilots.
This synopsis report prepared by Shaun
When a Libyan teenager's family are killed by US airstrikes he comes back for revenge no longer a teenager but as a terrorist and tries to assassinate Ronald Reagan; but cop and anti-hero John Corey trying to prevent this disaster is always one step behind until the very end. A superb read until a disappointing end.
This synopsis report prepared by Richard McReynolds
Terrorist killing machine out to seek revenge on the United States government for an air raid bombing attack on Libya in 1986. The story flips back and forth between the terrorists point of view and the hero/FBI point of view. I somewhat sympathized with the terrorist which I think was DeMille's goal. Overall the book is very good, but DeMille should stay away from the love scenes. Not only can't he write them with any flair but they add nothing to the plot. I wasn't particularly fond of the ending....if you can call it that.
This synopsis report prepared by Nancy Hochman
This is a remarkable book. The main character and the antagonist are going head to head in chapter after chapter. It is a race to see who can find the other first.
This synopsis report prepared by Eileen Frank
|Chapter Analysis of The Lion's Game|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing/finding assassin
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- arabs and/or muslims
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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